Poker News: World Poker Tour Online Championships, Vegas Strip Poker Room Reopens

This week’s poker news starts us off with a couple of big wins form the World Poker Tour Online Championships. Let’s take a closer look at some of the winners that earned million-dollar paychecks.

Addamo Wins WPT World Online Championships $100,000 Event

Michael Addamo took home one of the biggest poker prizes of the year. Engaging in the WPT World Online Championships, Addamo was able to defeat a field of 40 total entries in order to win the 2020 WPT World Online Championships $100,000 buy-in no-limit hold’em event. He was awarded with a gold bracelet and a total prize of $1,284,113 for his first-place finish.

The win was by far the largest score of his very young career as he is only 26 years old. However, he has collected over $11.1 million in recorded tournament scores, chipping away with some smaller pots, including a couple of wins at the World Series Of Poker.

Isaac Haxton finished in second place, earning a prize of $1,216,286, which is not far off from Addamo’s pace. In third place was Charlotte Godwin, bringing home $620,000. Rounding out the top five was Sergi Reixach, who came in fourth place and was able to bring home $374,000 and Linus Loeliger, who finished and won $276,000.

Badziakouski Wins WPT Online Championship Event

Mikita Badziakouski has conquered the World Poker Tour Online Championship event, navigation his way through the final table en route to his first-place victory. He was able to defeat a total of 199 entries in order to claim the top prize of $1,062,730.

This is now Badziakouski’s eighth recorded score of a million dollars or more and this most recent win has raised his career earnings to $30,098,691. That’s not bad considering he’s still just 28 years old. This win also moved him into 11th place on the poker’s all-time money list as he has just moved Phil Ivey.

Another big name in the event was Jason Koon, who ended up finishing in second place right behind Badziakouski. He was able to bring home $810,869 for his efforts. His winnings were able to keep him in ninth place on the all-time money list.

Major Las Vegas Strip Poker Room To Reopen

Finally, some good news for poker fans as one of the largest poker rooms in Las Vegas has announced that they are reopening at the end of September. Wynn Las Vegas has been the last of the major poker rooms on The Las Vegas Strip to reopen but they are finally pulling the trigger and opening their doors again.

The room will operate on 24 out of their 28 tables to enforce social distancing and will be eight-handed with plexiglass dividers separating all of the players. Sanitation measures will also be enhanced throughout the room in order to keep it as clean as possible. These guidelines come as no surprises as most other casinos are operating under the same rules.

While there are still a handful of holdouts, almost all of the Las Vegas Strip has reopened now. Unfortunately, though, not all of their poker rooms are available just yet.